Published September 2016  •  Updated December 2022  •  Read Time: 5 minutes
Azurite Malachite is a fusion of blue Azurite and green Malachite. It is a copper-derived mineral combination that can form as a beautifully striped sedimentary stone or a swirled together metamorphic rock  It can also form beautiful little rosettes with one color on the inside petals, and the other color on the edge.  In some caves it even forms as stalactites.  Its energy combines courage and clarity, making it a phenomenal talisman for fighting back against anxiety.  It helps us to look at our triggers logically and compassionately, and realize that many of our fears are imaginary.  It reminds us to stay in the present moment.

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Azurite Malachite Meaning

Spiritual Healing Properties

 Azurite Malachite is a powerful meditation stone which helps us to journey deep within ourselves and discover our Highest Self. It ignites within us the ability and knowledge to positively transform ourselves in a myriad of ways so that our “normal life” and our “spiritual life” are in true alignment. It sharpens the gaze of our Third Eye, allowing us to better recognize and use our natural psychic gifts.

Metaphysical Properties Azurite
Chakra Solar Plexus, Heart, Third Eye, Crown
Element Wind and Fire
Numerology 1 and 9
Zodiac Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn

Emotional Healing Properties

Azurite Malachite encourages us to be more curious, a phenomenon with inherently reduces anxiety and makes us less egotistical. It helps us to see other people in a kind light, recognizing the good they do or at least the interesting thoughts they provoke! It increases our self-confidence and our ability to understand our own emotions, including suppressed emotions. It can also help us to identify our emotional triggers and understand how to better deal with them. It also gives us the courage and willingness to look at our fears directly and ask ourselves whether or not these fears are based on truth or are figments of our own imagination. If, as is often the case, the fear is largely imaginary, it urges us to move beyond the fear and make decisions based on what is real. It reminds us that we are the masters of our own fate and champions in our own life!

Mental Healing Properties

Azurite Malachite helps us to freshen our thinking when we are stuck in a rut. It encourages us to shake off any lazy habits and instead try something new. It nudges us to take real action and to be more flexible in how we approach life. It also encourages us to actively deal with anything that is bothering us in the “back of our mind” rather than just pushing it further back. It inspires us to be more curious and to follow our thoughts all the way to their logical end, rather than making assumptions based on old data. It celebrates intelligence and rationality, and encourages us to follow paths of compassion, harmony, and kindness.

Physical Healing Properties

Azurite Malachite is said to increase flexibility and treat disorders associated with the joints, including arthritis. It is believed to reduce inflammation, and can help repair tissues after injury or illness. It is commonly used by metaphysical healers to heal stress-related problems, such as ulcers, headaches, and cramps.

Azurite Malachite Mineralogy

Where does Azurite come from?

Azurite Malachite is mined in copper deposits in numerous locations worldwide.  Some of the more notable deposits are in Australia, Austria, China, France, Greece,  Mexico, Morocco, Portugal, Russia, Spain, and United States.

Mining and Treatments

Auzrite Malachite is mined in or near Copper quarries and in relationship to their primary stone. It can be found as rounded nodules, stalactites, and encrusted slabs.

It is always fully natural, enhanced only by tumbling, cutting, and polishing.

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Mineral Family

Azurite Malachite is a combination of two Carbonate minerals. Carbonates are an important part of the Earth’s crust and are found in sedimentary, metamorphic, and igneous rocks. Carbonates are minerals which contain the carbonate group CO3 as their basic structural unit. They form in a trigonal system with one Carbon atom centrally located between 3 Oxygen atoms.

Azurite Malachite’s energy works well with its family – other Carbonite minerals.  Try it in combination with Aragonite, Calcite, Magnesite, Rhodochrosite, and Stichtite.

Azurite Malachite Formation and Crystal Associates

Azurite Malachite is not a mineral, but rather a rock. An easy way to understand the difference is that rocks are like cookies and minerals are ingredients such as flour or sugar. Many different minerals are used to create a rock! In this case, it is a combination of two Copper minerals.  Copper typically forms as a sulphide, which oxidizes when exposed to water. If that water also contains carbonic acid, it dissolves the copper and forms new compounds, including green Malachite and blue Azurite.  If the stone forms as thin layers, one mineral on top of the other, it is considered a sedimentary rock.  If the two minerals are mixed together more randomly, it is considered a metamorphic rock.

Azurite Malachite’s energy works well with its “friends” – crystal associates formed in the same geological environment.  Try it in combination with Chrysocolla, Copper and Turquoise

Mineralogy Azurite Malachite
Rock Type Carbonite combination – can be Sedimentary or Metamorphic
Major Minerals Azurite, Malachite
Minor Minerals  –
Color Blue, green
Texture Course-grained
Transparency Opaque
Special Features Iridescent

History of Azurite Malachite

Azurite Malachite is a striking combination of two carbonite minerals that is sometimes found near copper deposits.  Its name is sometimes shorted to Azurmalachite.  Chemically, the two minerals are almost identical. Blue Azurite is a primary copper-derived mineral, while green Malachite is a secondary mineral created when the primary minerals are oxidized.  Malachite is more common that Azurite.

In some locations, the process of oxidation has been caught in progress and then we see crystals that partially Azurite and partially Malachite.  If the Azurite is on the bottom or in the center, then the oxidation process only occurred once.  If the minerals are layered in a striped pattern, then the process happened multiple times. If the Malachite is at the bottom or in the center, then the oxidation process happened once, but then a new layer of Azurite formed on top.

While Azurite and Malachite each have their own distinctive histories and traditions, their combined form is a relatively “new” healing stone whose healing properties have only recently begun to be explored.  For more information see: Azurite Meaning and Malachite Meaning.